Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bump Attack: 14-16 weeks

Weight Gain: 9lbs

Cravings: I craved sushi with Jordan and I'm craving sushi with this baby. Any thing with carbs...pasta, potatoes, cheese, Cheetos! La Croix with lime...almost tastes like a Corona if I close my eyes. Aversions: cooking in general! I don't know if I can really list that as an aversion but I'm going to! Asparagus-blah! Mexican...other than cheese dip. I could swim in cheese dip.

Symptoms: My morning sickness is still hanging around. I really can't believe it. Again, it's not all day but it is everyday which sucks! The headaches aren't as bad lately. Thank God! I don't know how some people deal with migraines. Pain in your head is brutal.

We are excited that my glucose test came back NORMAL! That was a huge relief! We are also excited that we will find out the sex of the baby on July 12th! 

Boy or girl?!? I'm still saying girl! 

What's Next? Well, our next appointment is on July 12th for our anatomy scan. We are headed to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday for a nice family vacation! 

Maternity Clothes: Not yet. I have had the hardest time find maternity shorts. I know that a lot of people love Motherhood Maternity but honestly, their shorts don't fit me right. They are either too short (pregnant hoochie mama) or too long (pregnant grandma mama).

 Target has a limited selection. I found a cute pair of white skinny ankle jeans but let's be realistic, I have a 4yr old, white only stays white for so long, if I have to be seen in the same pair of jeans all the time, I don't want them to be white. 

Macy's...sells Motherhood Maternity and Jessica Simpson. I like Jessica Simpson's shoes, her maternity line...totally different story. I would consider myself to be trendy but her maternity is more "sexy" than trendy. I understand what she was trying to do. When you're pregnant you feel unattractive, at times. She want her clothes to make you feel sexy. I felt naked. That's all. 

Old Navy: should be ashamed of themselves. Their maternity section sucks. I have the largest mall in the southeast 2 miles from my house. The maternity section is smaller than my walk in closet. I was really disappointed.

JCPenny: I had really high hopes for them. I looked online and they really have some cute stuff. There was even a button for "find this item in a store!" I thought I was getting somewhere. That is, until I actually went in the store and was informed that they don't sell maternity  clothes in the store but..."I could buy some online and return it to the store of it doesn't work?!?" Thanks for nothing! 

So, I have yet to buy any maternity clothes. Boo!

Stretch Marks: same ones from Jordan...I think!

Wedding Rings: still ON and still a little bit big. 

 16 weeks! Sorry for the awful picture. I was trying to take it as I was leaving! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Changing Things Up!

Happy Thursday!. It's the middle of the week (kind of), another day closer to the weekend. Yay! Who am I kidding? Weekends to a stay at home mom are just extra days in the work week. The great thing about this weekend is that Ashish is off. Now that's something to be happy about!

A couple of you have asked why I changed the name of my blog. Well, honestly, there wasn't any one thing that made me change it. I get a lot of questions asking what it's like to be married to an Indian man. What are the cultural differences? How are we raising Jordan? Religious conflicts? Family differences? Trust me, there are tons of questions. That's how "Sari Wife" came along. I will try my best to touch on most of the questions asked and offer some (more) insight into our life!

So, for those that don't know, a sari is a strip of cloth worn by women, over a "choli (blouse)" and a "petticoat (like a skirt or slip)." Hands down, they are beautiful! If I could go back, I would have worn one for at least part of my wedding. The colors and detail are like nothing that you will find on American clothing.



I own 6 saris. I've worn each, once. Saris are like fancy dresses, once you wear one, you don't typically wear it again. At least that's what my mother in law keeps telling me. The cool part is that when Indian women get together for an event, they trade saris. It's like a big clothing swap. Everyone keeps their own choli and petticoat and just swap saris. It's kind of like being in college again only it doesn't matter if you're the fat friend. Saris fit everyone!

So, that's a little insight into the blog name change. So far, I'm enjoying my life as a "Sari" wife!

These are some of the saris that I have pinned on Pinterest...


Red Sari

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Bump Attack:12-14 Weeks

 Okay, let's get down to it!

Weight Gain: 5 lbs

Cravings/Aversions: No real cravings. I am successfully able to eat sushi (regularly) again which I am REALLY excited about. I was almost positive that sushi would be ruined for me, forever. Aversions, red meat. I've never been a huge red meat eater, no hamburgers for this girl. But, now I want no part of it at all.  I'm not really sure what that's all about but being close to a vegetarian might be good for weight maintenance purposes...except for the fact that I'm not a huge fan of veggies. Sigh.

Symptoms: Good ole morning sickness is still hanging around. Again, it's not constant but it is definitely present. Headaches...oh my goodness. I had a headache for 3 days straight. There was no rhyme or reason to it but it was not pleasant. Week 14: morning sickness came back with a vengeance. Sigh. "It's all worth it, it's all worth it."

Sidenote: I may be a tempermental pregnant lady but at least I'm not like this...

We are excited to close out week 14 with a trip to the doctor! Like I said,  I had gestational diabetes with Jordan, very early on, they are being extra cautious and testing me early. I am hoping and praying that they give me an ultrasound and maybe give us a hint of the gender! Also, my appt is on my mom's birthday so I would be cool to find out the gender on her birthday.

Gender Prediction: Girl. In my heart, I think I'm having another boy but a small part of me thinks girl! Fingers crossed!

Stretch Marks: still no new ones. 

Wedding Rings: Still ON and actually getting loose. I never sized down from losing 25lbs so they have been a little big for a couple months. 

What's Next...nothing major! I kind of like it that way. Of course I would love to have more appointments and more ultrasounds but nothing scheduled until 20 weeks for the anatomy scan. 

I can still see my feet so we are doing good!